Odis Jones provided a quote to Community Impact Newspaper Dec. 20, following council's action at its Dec. 19 meeting. Jones said the decision by council to end the consulting agreement with Jones was Jones' request.
“I spoke to the Mayor today and requested such actions as I’m excited to move on to different and more exciting opportunities," Jones said in an email.
Hutto City Council voted unanimously in favor of ending its consulting agreement with City Manager Odis Jones at its Dec. 19 meeting. As part of Jones' departure from the city, he had signed a $105,000 consulting agreement with the city for its upcoming Perfect Game project, along with a $412,000 separation package.
Mayor Doug Gaul said he spoke with representatives from Legacy Development, the developers behind the upcoming Perfect Game mixed-use development, who said they were confident the project would not be jeopardized and would be able to move forward without Jones as a consultant.
In a separate agenda item, Hutto City Council unanimously voted to place Jones on administrative leave, with pay, through Dec. 31—the end date of his tenure as acting city manager.